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SWEET: Usher CONFIRMED For Role As Sugar Ray Leonard

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Usher is speaking out about his upcoming role as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard.  Find out what he said inside....

 

"The Voice" judge Usher will be starring as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming film "Hands of Stone".  The film centers on the story of  the great brawler Roberto Duran  who beat Sugar Ray in 1980 to claim the WBC welterweight title (though he lost is a few months later during the rematch).

The pop star spoke to the Huffington Post about his role saying,

"You couldn't find a more stylized boxer than Sugar Ray Leonard. He was an incredible motion guy, the way he moved around the ring, and I think my dancing will make it easier for me to pick up his moves. I've been working on familiarizing myself with the ring, sparring and just understanding how to move in the ring."

In getting ready for the film, which will be shot in Panama, Usher's going on a strict regime to drop around 12 pounds and gain more tone his muscular frame!

"He had such incredible discipline, and he was flashy and classy at the same time. I want to be as passionate and dedicated in preparing for this role as he was every time he stepped into the ring."

And though this is his first leading role, the superstar says he's up for the pressure.

"I'm up for the challenge, and I'm looking forward to it. I think my overall feeling is one of anticipation. It seems like this is a real passion project. It's a film that everybody is so invested in, and I have the good fortune of having the character I'm playing still around."

 

Nice!

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Good for him. I'm looking

Good for him. I'm looking forward to the movie!

I just cant see it.

I just cant see it.
Realist's picture

Interesting! I kinda dig it.

Interesting! I kinda dig it.
AnoniNYC12's picture

I believe in Usher’s Latest

I believe in Usher’s Latest Project, as well.
rebellious soul's picture

That's a stretch..Sugar Ray

That's a stretch..Sugar Ray is handsome man..
Missy's picture

Was there no other legitimate

Was there no other legitimate black actor that could have gotten this role?
IslandVibez's picture

Co-sign!!! Usher is NOT an

Co-sign!!! Usher is NOT an actor granted some can make the cross over but others can't and he is on the can't list and should cut this nonsense out immediately
Mouse's picture

That's what i'm saying. All

That's what i'm saying. All these black actors and they give it a guy who can barely act? smh
queenkyc's picture

the pic above is awkward...i

the pic above is awkward...i cant believe that romeo miller forgot to wear his boxers though..he has a big package..lol..i mean just google kelsnetwork
reane's picture

I can't see it but I guess we

I can't see it but I guess we will see...
Laia's picture

Absolutely NOT!!!!!

Absolutely NOT!!!!! smdh.......
Ms.Thangfromthe5thflr's picture

I will never support anything

I will never support anything that usher does. Any time a woman can lay down her life and bring you 2 children in the world, and you treat her the way he treated tameka he deserves to rot in hell.
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